A new horror flick is on the way from director Peter Strickland (Katalin Varga) and the first clip was revealed courtesy of Twitch yesterday. Berberian Sound Studio features the UK’s Toby Jones as a sound technician who goes to Italy to work in a Giallo based horror film, and he becomes so engulfed in the film that nightmarish things begin to happen around him. The film is set for a UK release on 31st August, and with the release of this first clip, I am hoping a trailer will find its way online soon.
The clip itself is short, but shows off the intense style and incredibly imagery of the film, and you can clearly see that Strickland has watched plenty of Italian horror films. I think this looks very promising indeed, and if the rest of the film can capture the mood and menace of what we see in this clip, then we could be in for a real treat with this.
Peter Strickland both writes and directs the film, which stars Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco and Layla Amir.
The film had its world premiere yesterday at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
In the 1970s, a British sound technician (Toby Jones) is brought to Italy to work on the sound effects for a gruesome horror film. His nightmarish task slowly takes over his psyche, driving him to confront his own past. Berberian Sound Studio is many things: an anti-horror film, a stylistic tour de force, and a dream of cinema. As such, it offers a kind of pleasure that is rare in films, while recreating in a highly original way the pleasures of Italian horror cinema.
By Matt Wavish